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Sea Turtle, Inc.

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Address: 6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
Phone Number: +1 956-761-4511
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island",...

Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in 1977. Now we are a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase awareness concerning their safety and habitat, and assist with conservation efforts for all sea turtle species. We are funded by donations, grants and gift shop proceeds--

For rehabilitated sea turtle and hatchling release text message notifications, please see our website membership page. See you at Sea Turtle, Inc.!

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Kids and adults both loved this experience. Our visit planted a "seed" in our children to help with all the objectives at Sea Turtle Inc. Doesn't get much more effective than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Berthoud, Colorado
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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kids and adults both loved this experience. Our visit planted a "seed" in our children to help with all the objectives at Sea Turtle Inc. Doesn't get much more effective than that ! See ya again !

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a small operation with a lot of Heart! its all about hearts for the turtles, and education for visitors to learn and understand the man-made dangers these turtles face in the ocean, and up close viewing of the survivors - the injured turtles, both young and very old. lots of fun for all the family, and very educational. they need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here one afternoon to tour their facility and to learn more about the sea turtles. This is a small little place that will take you about 20-30 minutes total to visit, but it is something to do and these people are making a difference. We were hoping to see more sea turtles the day we were here but... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a very interesting place see how they can rehabilitate some of the animals and return them to the water or take on long term care for the animals that cannot be returned. I thought the beat part was the presentation given by one of the staff members to very interesting and informative (Although we were aware of some... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great! Fun for kids! We got to see injured turtles that were being cared for. A neat place to visit if you have time.

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Thank G G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love visiting Sea Turtle each time I go to the Island. Some of those turtle seem like old friends! I love that there is a history of each turtle in each of the tanks. The video presentation was very interesting.

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Thank Lucy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place it's a great place for everyone they are going to build a new facility soon I can't wait thanks to the staff for all of the great work you do for the turtles

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Thank Brigette W
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sea turtle inc is amazing. There is no admission but rather donations with $4 for adults and $3 for children and of course the donation goes towards the rehabilitation and recovery of the sea turtles at the location! You are able to get up close to view the turtles and there are so many different kinds! There is a information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it here..The staff was very informative and welcoming, so caring. We will be back every trip!

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Michigan City, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are on island, with or without kids, you need to stop here. Great hands on learning experience and a great way to connect with ocean creatures.

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